Whether you are hosting a party or just need something to do with the kids during the half term holiday, here are some fab Halloween games and craft ideas to get everyone in the ‘spirit’ of things! (See what I did there?!!)
Find the Eye-ball Game!
You need 4 bowls (not see-through) and 4 tea-towels or cloths to cover each bowl. Put the following in each bowl:
- Slimy worms- cold cooked spaghetti coated in a little oil
- Ectoplasm- jelly, set then stirred up
- Goo- corn-flour mixed with water
- Blood and brains- baked beans or spaghetti hoops.
Place a glace cherry in each (the eye-ball) and instruct the kids to reach under the cloth to retrieve the eye-ball!
Jelly Slime, Lucky Dip
- Make jelly in a large bowl using gelatin powder or sheets and lots of green food colour (you can use the jelly packs but these also contain sugar which makes it sticky and therefore more of a pain to clear up!).
- Allow the jelly to partially set, then push small plastic/ rubber toys or wrapped sweets into it before letting it set completely.
- Kids take turns to retrieve something from the murky slime
- Buy the small, bite size, ring donuts and tie a long piece of string to each
- Tie each string to a garden cane so that the donuts are hanging down
- Children race to eat the donut first without using hands!
- Still a firm favourite though mine have insisted on getting out their goggles for this one in the past!!
- Top tip: Don’t use pears- they sink!!
- Musical statues but they have to pull a scary face and hold a ‘monster pose’ when freezing
- Prizes go to the best faces/poses as well as catching out those that move when the music stops
- Good Halloween music is essential to this game! Bring on the ‘Monster Mash’, ‘Thriller’ & ‘Time Warp’!
- Yellowmoon.org.uk is great for buying seasonal arts and crafts including packs of Halloween masks, ready to decorate.
- They are excellent value for money and you can fundraise for local schools and groups by buying through them too!
Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag, Box or Bucket
- These are readily available in supermarkets and pound shops (or plain white from Yellowmoon) but most of the cheap ones are relatively plain.
- Have the kids pimp them up with some Halloween stickers, glitter glue and googly eyes!!
Have you got any Halloween games or arts and crafts that you are planning to do with the kids over the next couple weeks?